Housing complex Henkenshage

Van Heenvlietlaan
Thijs Asselbergs
Architectuurcentrale Thijs Asselbergs
De Principaal
Van der Waal
Metro 50, 51, 53, 54 Station Amstel, bus 199
Commercieel, Voorziening, Wonen

Housing block with a variety of dwelling types

The residential complex ‘Henkenshage’ is situated in the so-called ‘Kastelenbuurt’ in Amsterdam Buitenveldert. This neighbourhood is characterized by half-open blocks with green inner gardens. Henkenshage is a large rectangular block which is divided into six smaller blocks by 12-metre-high gateways. These smaller blocks are interconnected by galleries and a large steel canopy.

The building contains a diverse array of dwelling types: split-level and corridor dwellings, maisonettes and penthouses, owner-occupied dwellings, all of which have either a roof terrace or a balcony. In addition, space has been reserved inside the complex for a communal residence for the elderly, a supermarket and businesses. The dwellings look out onto an inner court, underneath which is a parking garage with natural ventilation. The fa├žades are characterized by a highly varied arrangement, with vertical, pale green glass plates and windows of varying height. (ARCAM/BU)